Lynn is a proficient admin pro and joined GDA as our Office Manager in June 2018. Lynn has put over 20 years’ experience to excellent use in tightening up GDA’s admin policies and procedures and ensuring the smooth running of the office. Lynn has additional responsibilities assisting with aspects of HR and finance and looks after our team of PAs, from recruitment and induction to timesheets and training. She is also responsible for IT, organising large events and managing transport for the membership. You’ll often find her on the phone sorting out logistics! Lynn manages GDA’s small admin team and is also PA to our CEO Tressa Burke.
At the outset of the pandemic, Lynn managed the logistics of moving the GDA team to home working and helped to co-ordinate a massive wellbeing “check-in” engagement exercise with over 5000 disabled people. She also set up GDA’s Helpline and worked with the management team to rapidly establish GDA’s Lifeline food and resources supports, which ultimately provided support to over 2800 disabled people at the height of the pandemic.
Before joining GDA, Lynn ran her own business and did everything from building her own website to creating jewellery and events for her customers. She also has experience working for a social care provider in Glasgow where she was responsible for the administration team, HR and recruitment for the organisation.
Outside of work, her friends refer to her as the ‘organiser of fun’. She enjoys being creative and says that her main motivation is to make other people happy.